Contact us for all your home inspection needs.
For most people, buying or selling a home is one of the biggest decisions they will ever make. Whether you are an aspiring homeowner or putting your property up for sale, having the home inspected by a professional will reduce the risks you face. A comprehensive written report by a certified home inspector will give you the information you need to negotiate from a position of strength and the confidence you need to get through closing with peace of mind.
If you are looking for professional home inspectors in Nanaimo, our years of experience, competitive prices, and dedication to your satisfaction set us apart from other inspection companies. An overview of our services is provided below.
Our certified inspection services include a non-invasive examination of everything from foundation to roof. We employ a variety of methods ranging from traditional visual observation to optional infrared thermal imaging to give you a thorough and comprehensive checklist of things you need to know about the property in question. Our inspections address the condition of the home and appliances at an affordable cost, including the following:
For additional fees, we also perform septic tank inspections, WETT inspections, land surveys, radon testing, and infrared thermal imaging, the latter of which can detect major deficiencies which are often invisible to the naked eye including hidden moisture and termite damage, leaky pipes, dry rot, mould, pest infestations, air leaks, and temperature fluctuations (frequently indicative of energy loss).
Purchasing real estate in a communal residential environment brings unique challenges. When you purchase a condominium, you become the legal owner of the strata unit and take on shared responsibilities for repairs and maintenance to the building itself. The same problems that can plague single-family homes can affect condos, but you also need to worry about things you cannot control such as building code violations or even, for new construction, improper building practices. A condo inspection is necessary to ensure you are protected. We have experience examining building diagnostics and inspecting all areas of the property, including common areas, to find potential problems that can cause you headaches (and cost you money) in the future. We also recommend you review strata minutes for any references to issues with air quality, water quality, or leakage of any kind. For any deficiency, you discover, first ensure that the strata council has correctly identified the nature and scope of the problem. Then use our inspection report to verify that any issues identified have been resolved to your satisfaction.
When purchasing a townhouse, it is important that you know the state of the entire building—not just the individual unit. Remember that any problems that can arise in a detached home can easily arise in a townhome as well. Our inspection can offer you peace of mind because we examine parts of the structure that you may not own but that can still cause problems, including the roof, foundation, plumbing, electrical systems, building mechanical systems, storage lockers, and the garage or parking spaces. We also inspect common areas to identify issues that could lead to problems down the road. For older buildings, we search for signs of structural defects, previous renovations, and repairs. For new construction projects, which usually include a one-year warranty by the builder, we make sure that you receive a thorough inspection report you can provide to the builder so you can take full advantage of your warranty and ensure you receive any needed repairs.
When buying a detached home, a professional home inspection is a necessity. Whether purchasing a historic property or a newly-built home, a comprehensive inspection report will give you the tools you need to be an educated consumer. We also have the experience to investigate a range of features which are more commonly found only in detached homes. These include inspecting pools, sprinkler systems, private water wells, heat pumps, and water heaters for water flow issues. We also examine alternative heating systems such as furnaces, fireplaces, and wood stoves, and weatherproofing features such as storm windows, which are vital for harsh Canadian winters. For beach and oceanside property, we can even inspect for sand damage and signs of erosion. The scope of the work we do is generally limited only by the features of the property in question. Let us help you find your dream home today!
We provide comprehensive mobile home inspection services. Whether you are purchasing a single-wide, double-wide, or even triple-wide mobile home, we can help! Our experienced team members have inspected mobile homes for many years and know that manufactured homes are constructed differently than site-built homes. Mobile homes have significant advantages over detached homes, but also present unique circumstances which can be cause for concern. For example, manufactured homes are generally designed to bear weight differently from stand-alone houses. Our team knows what to look for to make sure that your manufactured home is built to specification and will provide you a safe and happy living space for years to come. To do this, we carefully inspect the following:
We offer inspection services for home buyers and home sellers. Most buyers are familiar with the benefits of these services, but sellers can benefit, too. An inspection can identify conditions that might compromise a sale and provide the seller’s realtor with ideas on what problems require pre-sale remediation. This knowledge can allow the seller to allow extra time pre-listing to make repairs that may be time-consuming, costly, or complicated. A pre-listing inspection can also support a higher asking price and help the sale process proceed smoothly and quickly by demonstrating to the buyer that the seller has nothing to hide.
We are located in the city of Nanaimo, British Columbia. As your Nanaimo home inspection experts, we proudly service Nanaimo and the surrounding Vancouver Island area, including the following communities:
Finding a home inspector shouldn’t be confusing or stressful. We are proud to be your real estate home inspection specialists, providing the services you need at competitive prices. Call us today and let our knowledge save you time and money. Your home is our business, and we can’t wait to deliver to you the protection and peace of mind that a comprehensive home inspection will provide.